For many teens in Steuben County, Youth Centers play an important role in their personal and social development.
Operated by independent youth service agencies, Youth Centers typically fill out-of-school time and target teens in specific communities. Youth Center activities include a wide range of social, recreational, and educational activities, typically including homework help, community service projects, “hang-out” time, skill building activities, meals or snacks, and more.
Youth Centers generally receive financial and program support from multiple sources, which may include the Steuben County Youth Bureau, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), local foundations, and private donations. The Centers often depend on community volunteers to help carry out their specific mission.